The documentation of active file

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Jun 13 21:43:03 UTC 2000

Mirek Luc <mirek at> writes:

> From man active:
>      The fourth field can contain one of the following flags:
> [...]
>           n        No local postings are allowed, only remote ones
>                       ^^^^^                            ^^^^^^
> In fact it is the opposite way. It means I can post via rnews at local 
> news server, but not via telnet (441 Postings to "group" are not allowed
> here). Or I'm missing something?

rnews is considered a "remote" feed, because its primary purpose is to
inject incoming UUCP batches.  The idea is that you'll accept articles
from other servers but not articles from local reading clients.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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